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Local steel used in Navy ships

by Joseph S. Pete, Northwest Indiana Times, March 22, 2016

ArcelorMittal USA plate was used to make the USS Illinois submarine, a 377-foot-long vessel that can travel at more than 25 knots while submerged.

The $2.7 billion Virginia-class submarine, which weighs 7,835 tons, was commissioned in December and can be used against submarines, surface ships and mines, as well as for surveillance and covert strike missions. A  Virginia-class is a nuclear-powered attack submarine.

ArcelorMittal plates are used throughout the hull, including the nuclear reactor, of a ship that’s capable of being submerged to extreme depths for months on end.

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